Title Holders Hearts of Oak Booted Out of FA Cup After Defeat to Dreams FC

Title Holders Hearts of Oak Booted Out of FA Cup After Defeat to Dreams FC

  • Hearts of Oak have been knocked out of Ghana's MTN FA Cup by Dreams FC
  • The title holders were defeated at the Accra Sports Stadium in the round of 32
  • Hearts of Oak won the country's cup competition in the previous two seasons

Accra Hearts of Oak have been eliminated from the MTN FA Cup, after losing Dreams FC in the round of 32 at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The Phobians, who are holders of the tournament title after back-to-back triumphs, will not be able to make it a treble after being knocked out of the proceedings early.

Hearts of Oak, Ghana, FA Cup, Dreams FC
Hearts of Oak have been eliminated from the MTN FA Cup. Credit: @HeartsOfOakGH
Source: Twitter

Dreams forward, Agyenim Boateng's eighth-minute striker was enough to send his side through to the last 16, per Ghanasoccernet.

Hearts of Oak had the chance to level in the final minute, but former Ghana U-20 star, Samuel Inkoom missed from the spot.

Read also

Eddie Nketiah warns EPL defenders after brace heroics against Man United

Exciting feature: Check out news exactly for YOU ➡️ click on "Recommended for you" and enjoy!

The Ghanaian giants are left with only the Ghana Premier League to compete for this season, having already been booted out of other competitions.

How Hearts lost to Dreams

The champions started the game slowly and were punished immediately after a miscommunication in defence, with Boateng pouncing on a wrong pass to open the scoring for the visitors.

Hearts of Oak came close and should have been awarded a penalty, after Enoch Asubonteng was fouled in the box by Dreams FC's goalkeeper.

Later in the game, the referee awarded the defending champions a penalty, which was first missed by Benjamin Yorke. However, the kick was then ordered to be retaken as the Dreams shot-stopper had moved from his line.

Read also

Religious Mohammed Kudus arrives for Ajax versus Feyenoord game with praying mat

Inkoom took the responsibility for the second attempt and also missed.

Hearts defends FA Cup title

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Daniel Afriyie Barnieh scored the winning goal, as Hearts of Oak defended their MTN FA Cup trophy by defeating Bechem United.

The Hunters opened the scoring at the stroke of half-time at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, after Emmanual Avornyo scored from the counter-attack.

However, Inkoom crossed from the right flank a few minutes later, with his kick acrobatically sent in by Caleb Amankwah to bring Hearts of Oak level.

Source: Sports Brief News